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Bill Jones

Bill Jones


Bill is writer from the Chicago area. On weekdays, he serves as managing editor for 22nd Century Media. In his "spare" time, and in addition to Digital Trends, Bill freelances for the likes of New Noise Magazine, A.V. Club and Noisey. In his spare, spare time, he runs his own site at He endlessly consumes video games, movies, comics, literature, and music. He likes talking to people about these things.

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If you hate selfie sticks, you’re really going to despise the Selfie Mirror

Selfie Mirror is a smart device that allows users to capture and upload photos and videos. Built in lighting and custom frames enhance media.
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Alinea Project is one man’s attempt to recreate a restaurant’s culinary brilliance

After being blown away by his meal at Alinea, Allen Hemberger attempted to re-create the recipes from the restaurant's cookbook.
OK Go The Writings on the Wall

When tech offered no shortcuts, OK Go made magic happen the old-fashioned way

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O.A.R. keyboardist MikelParis mixes travel, music, photos, hard drives in solo effort

OAR keyboardist MikelParis, known for his self-produced TuneTrek travel-music videos, talks about his work as a solo multimedia artist.
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Meet the photographer who captured history while Hendrix, Zeppelin made it

Robert Knight has photographed the world's greatest musical artists. He now grooms the next generation of concert photographers.
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After amassing vast collection, Getty Museum’s Open Content gives it away digitally

The Getty Museum is opening its digitized collection to the public as free downloads, to further its mission as a research institute to educate.
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Does shooting the biggest bands in the industry ever stop feeling surreal? Nope

Despite having shot for influential music magazines and photographed famous bands of the moment, Lindsey Byrnes still feels she has some ways to go.
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Yet another reality TV show is in the works, but this time ‘style photographers’ are the stars

Will a new U.K. reality TV show about fashion photographers currently in the works promote or cheapen the profession?
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Photo essay ‘States of Decay’ about urban blight fails to prove political point

Photographers Daniel Marbaix and Daniel Barter have published a photo essay, "States of Decay," that chronicles abandoned places in the United States.
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Like film and vinyl, sign painting searches for its identity in the digital world

A new independent documentary, "Sign Painters," highlights the artists who practice an old-world craft that's looking for its place in the digital age.
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How one DSLR pioneer shoots for the big screen with a little camera

DSLR videography pioneer, Vincent Laforet, has always worked with cutting-edge tools. He is now embarking on directing his first feature film.
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How 3D scanners are leaving the workshop and capturing life from all angles

What once cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and required hours of manpower, the Artec Eva 3D scanner has made the task a simple, affordable procedure.
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Photography is not only fun and games at ThinkGeek, but a traffic and sales driver

Reflecting the whimsical nature of its products, online retailer ThinkGeek has fun with its product photography. The result? Increased sales and traffic.
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Longtime Playboy editor trades in the centerfolds for photos he doesn’t need to hide from the kids

What could make Playboy editor Jeff Cohen retire from his dream job at one of America's most storied publications? It's love for shooting behind the camera.

iPhone or DSLR? One of baseball’s best pro photographers is a switch hitter

For more than 20 years Brad Mangin has been photographing the home runs, pop flies, strike outs, and stolen bases of one of the most beloved sports.
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How Threadless adds a wink and a nod to product photography

While it's the cool graphics that make people want to wear their shirts, it's the photography Threadless uses that get people to buy them.
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Warner live-streams SXSW 2013 performances with arsenal of 10 Nikon D4 DSLRs

To capture the sights and sounds of its performances at SXSW, Warner Music Group is tapping the services of Nikon and the D4 DSLR camera.